Saturday, March 15, 2008

Feast of St. Joseph, Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent

St. Joseph's Feast Day is usually March 19th. Because this falls during Lent the date has been changed to today....March 15th.


O Lord, may the merits of the spouse of your most holy Mother assist us, so that what we cannot obtain through our own efforts we may have through his intercession.


Anonymous said...

A few things caught my attention on this card:

-- St. Joseph is depicted as a young man, even looking the way that Jesus usually looks when portrayed in art.

-- There are symbols of the saint's chastity at upper left (white dove) and lower right (lily).

-- Jesus lovingly touches the face of St. Joseph.

Here is a pilgrimage that I heartily recommend: to visit the Oratory of St. Joseph in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Very moving.

Anonymous said...

How beautiful this card is, Micki: elegant and with wonderful colouring! I do so love St Joseph, his example of "stepping up to the plate" is a lesson for us all. Thank You.
Best Regards, Lynneda.

Micki said...

John - I didn't know the "white dove" also symbolized chastity. Good to know. I did bookmark the Oratory...there is much there to go back and read. Thanks for sharing that site.

Lynneda - You made me laugh with your "stepping up to the plate" quote......that's such a baseball phrase to me. But, I know St. Joseph loved it too.